One of the best reasons to have raw milk in the house besides being able to reap the benefits of it for our health.
Raw milk is an incredibly healthy food. Unlike acidic pasteurized milk, it’s alkaline – full of nutrients and enzymes that are great for your immune system. We consider Raw Milk liquid gold – not only does it help support and strengthen our children’s immune systems, it’s an amazing source of nutrients.
Raw Milk is something that you can consume from it’s natural state – it hasn’t been altered.
Clean, raw unprocessed milk is highly nutritious food – it’s great for boosting immune system, and is a valuable source of nutrients including proteins, probiotics, enzymes, phosphorus and more.
CLA, short for conjugated linoleic acid and abundant in milk from grass-fed cows, is a heavily studied, polyunsaturated Omega-6 fatty acid with promising health benefits (33).
Among CLA’s many potential benefits: it raises metabolic rate, helps remove abdominal fat, boosts muscle growth, reduces resistance to insulin, strengthens the immune system and lowers food allergy reactions. As luck would have it, grass-fed raw milk has from 3-5 times the amount found in the milk from feed lot cows (35)(36) (Source)
Since the milk is not pasteurized, enzymes are kept in tact – they are very beneficial to your body in that they help absorb nutrients. Likewise, beneficial bacteria is also present – that bacteria (which is not in pasteurized milk) helps your body ward off infections and keeps you healthy.
This past year, my goal was to learn how to make my own cheese.
Sure, I can buy ricotta in store – but it’s expensive, and full of fillers. The ricotta in store is nowhere near as healthy as the type you can make yourself, and worlds better when you can make it with raw milk. It’s incredibly easy and delicious and has only two ingredients.
*Note: I have not tried making ricotta with anything other than raw milk. For health reasons, I would not advise in using anything less than full fat, whole milk. Full fat milk is incredibly healthy in comparison to low fat or no fat varieties.
Not all states allow the sale of raw milk, so check your state to determine if raw milk is legal in your area. You can find raw milk news and locations by visiting RealMilk.com.
If you aren’t using an Instant Pot, you can simply boil your milk on the stove until it reaches the temperature of 150 degrees. Remove from the heat, and continue as you would by adding the lemon juice and allowing it to sit on the counter top covered with saran wrap for 3 hours.